Thriveworks Austin-West Lake Hills, Counseling Center

Thriveworks in West Lake Hills

Location: 5524 Bee Cave Road, Suite K4, Austin 78746
Fast Contact: Email or Call Thriveworks Austin-West Lake Hills.
Family and Children TherapyPsychological Evaluations
Couples counselingLGBTQ Issues
Grief and LossAbuse Survivors
DiversityLife Coaching

We promote the well-being of the communities of Austin by providing accessible, quality mental health care for children, adolescents, adults, and their families with the help of the most talented clinicians whose priority is to provide trust, respect, and compassion.

Tamara Bryan, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location: Location of Therapist: Austin, TX, 78731
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OCD & Panic DisordersAnxiety Disorders
Sexual Issues Couple & Relationship Issues
DepressionSocial Anxiety

Carissa Cano, M.A., LPC


Location: 3536 Bee Cave Rd., Suite 100, Austin 78746
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Couples CounselingInfidelity
Workplace Relationship IssuesSelf Growth

My goals in work are to encourage self-awareness, help clients work towards personal empowerment, desired change, and achieve balance in their life.

Lisa Hanusch, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location: 4131 Spicewood Springs Road Suite G-4, Austin 78759
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Marital/Couples CounselingInfidelity Recovery
Depression/anxietyGrief Counseling
Divorce Recovery/RemarriageWomen's Issues
Post Traumatic StressSelf-esteem

I love working with women and with couples. I am warm, interactive, open and direct. I accept people where they are and direct and empower them to make the change they desire. I operate from a Biblical world-view.

Erikalin Ashton, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 3724 Jefferson Street, Suite 320, Austin 78731
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OCDPanic Disorder
TrichotillomaniaSocial Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety DisorderSpecific Phobias
AgoraphobiaCognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Ashton has over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment of anxiety and provides evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adult populations. She treats the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, OCD, trichotillomania, as well as depression.

Lisa Kruse, MA, LPC Intern, EMDR-trained


Location: Location of Therapist: Austin, TX, 78746
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Trauma recoverySomatic Experiencing
Anxiety & DepressionMothers
Men's IssuesFamily Of Origin Dysfunction

In a collaborative and non-judgmental setting, I help clients who feel "stuck" in some way--couples struggling in their relationship or individuals with a history of trauma--break through those stuck places to find more effective patterns and general peace.

Lori Askew Hopper, M.A., LPC-Intern

Psychotherapist & Counselor

Location: 1000 Westbank Dr., Ste. 6-250, Austin 78746
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Overcoming Depression Management of Stress & Anxiety
Self Esteem Building Building Healthy Relationships
Grief and Loss AdjustmentLife Transition Support

Sometimes life becomes so challenging that we need help. But, for many people making the effort to begin therapy can be overwhelming. I’m here to offer help and support in a warm and safe environment where, together, we can explore your counseling needs.

Chris Kingsbury, MA, LPC, LMFT, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 11615 Angus Road, Suite 218, Austin 78759
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Relationship IssuesMarriage / Couples Counseling
Pre-Marital CounselingFamily Of Origin Issues
Anxiety And WorryChristian Counseling
Anger, Fear, Self-EsteemGrief And Loss

"Welcome. If you are looking for a compassionate, experienced and dedicated therapist committed to helping couples, individuals and families who are struggling with a variety of concerns in life, and who has been through many of them as well, you are in the right place"

Jessica Buss, Ph.D., BCB Biofeedback Certified

Psychologist (TX & CA); Health Psychology, E-Therapy

Location: 11701 Bee Caves Rd., Austin 78738
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Anxiety, Stress, Panic/PhobiasAdolescent/Teen Issues
Eating Disorders, Body ImageChronic Pain
Chronic Illness/Medical IssuesDepression, Low Self-Esteem
Trauma & PTSDIndivduals & Couples

My goal is to help you discover your true self and lead a life worth celebrating. I am committed to creating a welcoming, supportive place where you are treated with kindness, acceptance, and respect. You are given permission to be just as you are as you work to grow.

Carolyn Mehlomakulu, M.A., LMFT, ATR

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Art Therapist

Location: 13276 N Highway 183, Ste 203, Austin 78750
Fast Contact: Email or Call Carolyn.
Child & Adolescent CounselingFamily Therapy
Art TherapyParenting Skills
Cognitive Behavior TherapyDepression And Anxiety
Trauma, Abuse, And PTSDAnger And Acting Out Behavior

As a therapist, I provide support and guidance to help children, teens, and families to overcome difficulties, access inner strengths, develop healthy coping, and build stronger relationships.

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Related Sites:
City Of Austin
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

About Austin, TX

Colorado River, Violet Crown, Lake Austin, Mount Bonnell, Hippie Hollow Park, Lady Bird Lake, Mansfield Dam

Austin is the Capital City of the state of Texas and it is considered the second largest capital in the U.S. The city is also named "Silicon Hills" due to the fact that many technology corporations have their development centers here. In the early1800, pioneers have started to populate the area along Colorado River. Austin is situated on the Colorado River and it is surrounded by three artificial lakes. The city is a cultural and economic location for five counties. It is the second safest city in the U.S based on F.B.I statistics. The name of the city honors the first secretary of state of the republic, Stephen F. Austin, who was also known as the "Father of Texas". Austin is also known as "The Live Music Capital of the World", thanks to the many live music venues that it hosts.1  

Mental Health in Austin

Texas ranks below the national average in the number of mental health professionals per 100,000 residents.2 As a result, the city of Austin is offering some community based services that aim to bring solutions and solace to the people who are suffering from a mental illness. The citizens of Austin can benefit from many services that aim to help children, veterans, families, and other segments of the population. People's Community Clinic is one of the best community clinics in Texas that offers pharmacy and lab services on-site. The aim of this clinic is to serve people who have little or no health insurance. Children, adults, and the elderly can benefit from these services.3 Please call 512-478-4939 for further information. Swan Songs are a non-profit organization that seeks to give peace to terminally ill patients. Swan Songs' initiative is to organize private concerts for individuals who suffer from a terminal illness. Individuals may request any musical genre or musician they enjoy. Patients may listen to their favorite music with their family and overcome their pain through this music.4

Current Initiatives

There are some pertinent initiatives that would improve mental services in Texas. The graduate education programs for behavioral health professionals should be expanded to include psychiatry, social work, psychology, nursing, and counseling. Some of the initiatives promote the idea of asking professional boards to gather data that will help identify specific ethnic, cultural, racial, and linguistic workforce shortages. The current initiatives also seek to receive investment for the advanced technology that is required for suicide prevention training.5


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3. People's Community Clinic. (2014). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Problems in the Military. Retrieved from
4. Swan Songs. (2014). Fulfilling Musical Wishes at the End of Life. Retrieved from
5. Texas Mental Health Transformation. (2014). Retrieved from